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Friday, April 14, 2006

Egg-cellent! (It's All In The Delivery)

Hi everyone.

I just wanted to show you what I got Wifey for Easter:

They're shown here pretty-much to scale, but they're supposed to be some of the finest chocolates ever produced. I bought them at the local petrol station (which is a 'gas station' to North Americans) late last night. I hope she likes them. Hopefully she'll share them with me, because I kinda have my eye on the chocolate in the bottom right-hand corner. (After all, I've only bought myself one Easter egg this year, so the least she could do is share hers with me.)

*sound of truck brakes screeching off-stage*

Oop, sorry everyone - I gotta go. The Cadbury truck just pulled up, delivering the Easter egg I bought myself. Have a great Easter, people!



At Friday, April 14, 2006 5:08:00 pm, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

Happy Easter Bevis.

i think you're pushing your luck to want one of FOUR chocolates you are giving wifey. you couldn't have gotten two boxes for your lovely wife? or three? and piled them in a stack with a ribbon around them, delivered to her in bed on sunday morning????

i think you're slacking off a bit there.

having said that, i have nothing for john, and him nothing for me. i think. but i did buy us something we can share. it's an egg with the top bit all rocky-road... from darrell lea. mmmmm.

hot cross bun tally = 2.

At Friday, April 14, 2006 5:48:00 pm, Anonymous CBomb said...

Is it just me or does the bottom left one have a copyright symbol on it? That's pretty cool. I want that one.

At Friday, April 14, 2006 7:17:00 pm, Anonymous Tyson said...

I feel sorry for the giant creme that had to lay that egg.

At Friday, April 14, 2006 8:06:00 pm, Blogger Steph said...

Hahaha! I think we'll find you a diabetic coma after that egg. Happy Easter Bevis.

At Friday, April 14, 2006 8:32:00 pm, Blogger Chai said...

Classy (regd the chockies). I feel ill from overdosing. Just .... have ... to ... have ... one... more....

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 12:27:00 am, Blogger Riss said...

We're not doing eggs this year. (Although we have had one or two at work.) Parents are buying us an Entertainment voucher book instead - very nice - and Logan and I will probably go to JB Hi-Fi to treat ourselves there.

Wouldn't do to overdose on the chocolate, especially with Wifey's "condition" (which is obviously why you have given yourself an egg you could go swimming in). :)

And you mean you're not having an egg hunt? I would have thought that that was more up your alley?

Did you know that your creme egg has UK number plates? (Sorry, I don't know where that came from.)

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:50:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

MelbourneGirl, I'm flattered that my reputation for extravagance (as perpetuated by Yours Truly, but still) has been remembered! Ordinarily I'd be hiding many eggs around the house for Wifey to find (and I did this in previous years, she reminded me the other day), but due to over-indulging a few Easters ago, Wifey laid down the law last year that she only wanted one chocolate bunny and that was it. So I got her the one bunny and she was happy. I bought the same amount chocolate that we normally shared between us, though, and put the rest in my pile. (To be fair, I thought she'd cave once she had her one bunny and want more, so it was there if she wanted it - but she barely had anything more than her one bunny - and that meant a lot more chocolate for me!)

You'll have to wait to hear about this year (we haven't reached Sunday yet, so I don't want to say too much!). But never fear, I always make sure I'm not going hungry for chocolate! It's three of the five basic food groups in my diet.

The other two are soft drink and doughnuts. Oh, and pizza's the sixth.

Happy Easter, MelbourneGirl and Clokeeeey and Princess and Clokeeeey's kids.

PS - I love rocky road. Can I have some of your egg?

CBomb, that made me laugh. Yes, I think it's entirely appropriate (given your role at my former workplace) that you get the 'Copyright' chocolate. It's all yours. Hmm, Wifey's down to two chocolates now. I hope she's okay with that ...

Tyson, hehe - great call! I don't want to think about it, and given Wifey's 'condition', I'm sure she won't want to, either.

Steph, bring it on. You gotta die of something. Death by chocolate sounds like a pretty good way to go, to me! (Only one better way, I reckon ... and who has the time to build the necessary utensils?)

PS - I don't know what the above question means.

Chai, already? You're already into the chocolate? Well done! (So am I, but you gotta encourage a brother.)

Riss, that sounds terribly sad (ie. healthy - bleah!). Vouchers and JB Hi-Fi goods sound like a pretty good alternative, though. You've got it all sorted. Don't worry; I'll be eating all the chocolate after Wifey slowly works her way through her single chocolate bunny again this year like last year. I'm happy to "take one for the team" in this way. :)

The UK number plates thing made me laugh out loud. I don't know where that came from either. (Thanks, Logan.) The reason for that is; the egg I ordered was so large, it had to be shipped in from Europe because that's where the largest surviving Chocolate Creme birds live in captivity. Or something.

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 11:41:00 am, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

no chocolate until sunday, that's my rule. however hot cross buns are the go from friday morning onwards.

personal hot cross bun tally to date = 4

total household consumption to date = 2.5 dozen

At Saturday, April 15, 2006 5:56:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Sounds yummy. You're making me crave hot cross buns, now.

Maybe not 2.5 dozen for the household, though. We have a much smaller household than you! But we're working on it.

At Monday, April 17, 2006 4:30:00 pm, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

just to wrap the tally.

chocolate consumption - children unmeasured. i just don't want to know. everything left over goes in the cupboard as of tonight, and it's all over red rover. is that mean? i don't care.

chocolate consumption - adults. thus far some small solid choc eggs and the half egg with rocky road. i have to say. divine. i could go another.

hot cross buns - total household consumption; another 7 on top of that 2.5 i think. i may have lost count.

and here is princess for a guest comment:

those eggs were filling i could not stop eating them. happy easter Bevis. you got so many eggs who gave them to you?


At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:43:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

MelbourneGirl, that's very impressive / scary / foolhardy / sounds like a challenge.

I don't think the whole "into the cupboard" rule is mean - and I'll probably be the same with my own children ... as long as I can have rules for the kids and rules for myself. (Is that called bad parenting? Not that I'd change my mind ...)

BTW, I saw the half-solid chocolate, half-rocky road Easter egg in the shops on Easter Saturday ... and yes, it looked delicious. (I already had enough chocolate at home, though.)

I hope you all had a great Easter.

Princess, wah-hoo! Is this the first guest comment you've ever given? I don't even care if it's not ... this is quite an honour and I thank you for adding to your wonderful mother's words.

A very big welcome to you indeed, Princess!

I can completely understand how you must have felt eating all those eggs. I hope you had a fun (and very filling!) Easter.

To answer your question, most of the eggs were left mysteriously overnight on our kitchen bench, all laid out almost exactly as you see them in the photograph. But a few were bought by Wifey and given to me the week before Easter (we wanted to eat some chocolate so we 'treated' ourselves a week earlier), and I also bought myself some extra chocolate because I'm a naughty boy like that sometimes!

So I guess The Easter Bunny gave most of them to us, and if you have trouble believing that, I don't know what to tell you. They certainly weren't on the bench the night before ...

Thanks so much for your comment!


(Your Mum doesn't like those smiley faces, but I like them because they show emotion when I can't show it in my voice or on my face. And I like people to know that I'm often smiling.)

At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 9:39:00 am, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

i'll try and get princess back in to reply in the next couple of days. stay posted. she's a busy bee, what with play dates, piano practice, neighbours-watching etc etc.

actually she has been quite the oracle regarding neighbours. she picked that bree would be neither kim or janelle's very early on. janelle's acting was so convincing that she believed she was telling the truth so had to work out another way that it could be that janelle was not bree's biological mother. she is one smart cookie.

[puffs out chest and walks away]

At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:42:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

No worries; I understand. She's got places to be - I get it.

I also picked very early on that Bree wasn't a Timmins*, way back when Karl first saw the original test's results.

I told Wifey, "They'll get the tests re-done, and they'll ALL have it done, and Bree won't belong to either of them. Baby mix-up in the hospital or something." She told me to keep my theories to myself (because I'm so frequently correct that I often 'spoil' things for her).

If there'd been a Rebecchi the same age as Bree, I would have gone so far as to say that accidentally they had each other's kid (think of what that would do to the family dynamics! Especially when Janelle and Toadie's Mum were at each other's necks and at that point had almost buried the hatchet!), but there isn't, so I said it'd be a great

I keep looking for the 'reason' Kim departs Ramsay Street. He's not in the opening credits (Ned and Katya have been in the opening credits all year, and Kim came along before either of them), and even when they re-did the credits the other week to replace Stuart with more pictures of Ned, they didn't take the opportunity to add Kim. So clearly he's a guest only and will nick off at some point.

Maybe Robert Robinson kills him or something. Every time the Timminses argue and I say to Wifey, "This will be why he leaves," the little blighters sort it out and become even more lovey-dovey than before. So perhaps it's a sudden and unexpected departure.

The other most-likely plot development that may see the end of Kim Timmins on the show will be his arrest for selling illegal DVDs.

Hmm, I haven't done a post on Neighours in a long while, but there's a lot I've been wanting to say about it. Poor old Dan O'Connor. He's not 100% comfortable acting yet, is he. Have you noticed the stilted way he walks? It's very funny. Clearly he's thinking "I'm acting, I'm acting, I'm acting" too much. He should relax and walk, talk and react more smoothly and naturally. It looks like his nerves are making him force it too much.

And Katya is slowly getting better, too. Her cardboard reading of her lines irked me so much that I couldn't handle listening to her early on.

But I know that one or two people associated with the show sometimes read my blog (and their allegiances with these people are strong, which is fair enough), so I'll leave it at that for now.


* But I'm not trying to compete with a nine-year-old, here. I'm not. I'm really not.

At Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:10:00 pm, Blogger MelbourneGirl said...

oh, you so are trying to compete with a nine-year-old.

re dan's acting, yes woeful. also the new dude jean-pierre. we can't work out whether he is mysterious or just a hideous actor. one of the kids keeps saying "he's got a weird eyebrow!" but is he wrestling with desire for skye or is he just a poor actor?

katya; the whole letting the kids run wild storyline is shitting me. sorry to swear on your blog bevie. i asked over at fits', whether her neighbours deep throat can comment on will we ever find out what katya's dark secret is, and got no satisfaction, which is fair enough.

oh and how about the shelf collapsing last night, and ned saves the baby, that wasn't even in the room!! HILARITY.

john and i have been snickering over mishka's dialogue, esp the shane warne refs and the "maybe he will send me text message!" comment. very funny. i tell you, i am loving it more than i ever expected to. i'm sure it was never this funny, or well written. perhaps ms fits' legacy?

At Saturday, April 22, 2006 2:40:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

MelbourneGirl, hmm ... yes, okay - maybe I was trying to compete with a nine-year-old. And you know what? I won.


I'm not impressed with that new JP dude either. But generally, bit-part actors on Neighbours have a tendancy to make me yell in anger and throw things at my TV because they're so bad. That's why I was so vocal in my praise for the two young guys they got on the other month to play future versions of Oscar Scully and Charlie Hoyland in Steph's dream. I was genuinely amazed at how (comparably) good they were, and they blew the argument out of the water that they only ever cast really crap bit-part actors on purpose, so as not to show up the acting skills of their regulars.

With JP, my money's on him being a crap actor (he's not a mysterious character). Or, rather, if he is, it has nothing to do with what's bothering you about his line delivery, movement, and facial expressions.

I saw your question on Ms Fits' blog (and the answer you received), and can understand why her "Neighbours Deep Throat" couldn't say anything about it.

The Mishka thing is a bit much. I've even been wondering if she's genuine or a sham, out to fleece Lou for his perceived money and investments. She may not have come from Russia at all (email origins can be faked, and it might explain why she wasn't on the plane when they went to meet her). It would certainly explain her terrible accent and ridiculously corny lines. But if we saw Ten News a couple of months ago, we'll know that Shane Warne guest starred in an episode of Neighbours that was filmed back then, and he was shown in a scene with Lou in the Scarlet Bar talking to a strange, unknown, tall brunette woman (who I now see is Mishka). So if she's a hoax, the hoax will be maintained at least until Lou arranges that meeting for Mishka.

I wonder if Warnie was guest lecturing at Eden Hills University (Erinsborough Campus) in Boyd's medicine course. Sound stupid? What about having an Eden Hills University which has a separate campus in the very next suburb?!!

Oh, and something else that's been bothering me these past two days: When Janelle and Bree appeared on (the pretend version of) Rove Live (which airs from 9:30pm to 11pm, remember), why is it that Susan was watching it at school with a classroomful of students?

(Remember, Janelle was a last-minute booking earlier that day, so it's not like they could have prepared it as a class-related thing to support the mother of one of their students. And that's entirely implausible as a motive anyway.)

Her line when she dismissed them: "Alright, go on outside now. Your parents are out there waiting for you" made me laugh. I turned to Wifey and added (in Susan's voice), "They're probably pretty worried about you; they've been out there for seven hours now!"

I think the writing's improved because the "Neighbours Deep Throat" has been paying attention to everything we've had to say about the show on our blogs for the past few months, and the changes are starting to be seen in the finished product.

Maybe we should start suggesting stuff.

I say Lyn should die in a freak head-wobbling accident when someone tells her she's being annoying and she reacts as if they cut her arm off. (Did you notice her disgraceful overacting in the Coffee Shop this evening when Paul told her he didn't care about her family problems? Utterly unfit even for a pantomime!)

Ah, but it gives us something to laugh and talk about, eh?


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